The romance begins to feel real to Katniss, as she and Peeta have bonded. This is what she does and they are allowed to go home. The twelve Districts are required each year to participate in the Hunger Games, a punishment for a long-ago rebellion. The sponsors are watching the Games, because they are broadcast on television to the whole country. The remainder of Part One of the novel follows the children as they are both trained for the brutal games and groomed to portray a certain image for the audience. In trying to get her gift, which she assumes is anti-infection medicine for Peeta, she is almost killed by a Career, but saved by the other tribute from Rue's district.
Having heard of Katniss's kindness towards Rue, the tribute lets her live. Career tribute means he had trained all his life purposefully for the games. Rue A 12-year-old girl tribute from District 11. After he leaves, she and Peeta are taken to the train station. The Capitol took her stunt with the berries as an act of defiance, so she has to convince everyone that she was desperate at the thought of losing Peeta and not being rebellious, or even her family could be at risk.
Gale Hawthorne Gale Hawthorne is Katniss's best friend and closest confidante. Katniss sees her as a young sister, Primrose Prim. President Snow The ruthless president of Panem and antagonist in the story. Eventually the streams and ponds dry up, and they know the only source of water left is the lake near the Cornucopia. The electric fence that contains the district is rarely electrified and the local Peacekeepers, Panem's law enforcement, are friendly with the residents. The entertainment, of course, was largely provided by gladiatorial Games. A summary of the different traits Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games holds: Survival skills The biggest concern the heroine has is staying alive.
When she uses the mines to explode the supplies, she is blown backwards and knocked out of commission for a few days. Another thing they had in common is their singing abilities. When children are forced to grow up fast at a young age due to traumatic events, it shapes them into fighters, when faced with life and death a person would do almost anything to assure survival. She is described to have black hair, grey eyes and olive skin. The twenty-four participants are required to kill one another until only one participant remains. They face constant danger in the arena, both from the Gamemakers and from fellow tributes. Peeta and Katniss threaten to commit dual suicide, which would ruin the Games, and they are hence awarded a dual victory.
But the metaphor gets more complicated because of the Ancient Roman influences of Panem. He spares Katniss because of the way she treated Rue, and Katniss makes it back to the cave. This is what she does and they are allowed to go home. Where you live and what you eat. The Hunger Games Book Summary — Theme The novel is set in a dystopian kind of world. The Games were created as a reminder to the districts of their powerlessness after their uprising against the Capitol ended in defeat, and it is the children of the districts who are drafted involuntarily into the Games to be killed. Katniss Everdeen during the Hunger Games meets a child called Rue.
To save Prim, Katniss volunteers to go in her place. There is pomp and color, a complete contrast to gloom in the districts. She is the assigned proper escort to District 12 and an administrator of the Hunger Games. Is this all just a strategy to gain audience support and sponsors? At the last moment, the Gamemakers try to pit them against one another, but Katniss and Peeta's willingness to die for each other cause them to declare both victors. Peacekeepers, Panem's version of police, patrol the districts to keep order. His feelings for Katniss will be revealed and at the same time be exploited during the games. This made the Capitol look foolish, so they want to punish them, especially Katniss.
Twelve of the districts were defeated, but the thirteenth was destroyed. In a daring act of suspense-building, the narrator decides not to tell us. They must overtake special personalities and maintain their status. She is 16 years old. She forces herself into a stoic determination to win, a philosophy made difficult by the kindly Peeta.
Then came the Dark Days, the uprising of the districts against the Capitol. The knowledge that there are people in the Capitol who have so much and people in the districts who have nothing is truly sinking in for Katniss. When they are brought out to the audience again, Haymitch warns Katniss that she needs to overplay the lovers angle as a defense for her threat to commit suicide, which the Capitol considers an act of rebellion. Conclusion This action filled science fiction novel reveals a sadistic state of a dystopia world. This was the first act of defiance by Katniss, and what brought her to the spotlight.
Her death will be painful for Katniss and at the same time be an inspiration and motivation for her to fight on and beat the regime. She quickly took on the role of a parent when her mother was not able to,. Peeta reveals his crush on her to the world, and while she thinks it is a gimmick, he truly has feelings for her that he makes clear throughout the Games. This makes the country love them and feel sorry for them, because they know only one of them can survive the Games. Effie Trinket is happy they have table manners, because last year's tributes ate with their hands. Whilst reading the book, one comes across many unknown components that create a sense of mystery, and suspicion. Katniss and Peeta escape by climbing to higher ground, while the other tribute falls and is tortured by the creatures.